Mexico City, Mexico City and Puebla, Mexico
At a Glance
Located in the fashionable neighborhood of Polanco
Close to excellent restaurants, boutiques and fascinating museums such as the Museum of Anthropology
Sophisticated boutique hotel in an elegant building
Small on-site spa if you feel in need of pampering
Fabulous restaurant headed by the award-winning chef, Martha Ortiz
Contemporary sleek design and personalized service
Best time to Visit
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At this altitude (2240m above sea level), Mexico City rarely gets too hot therefore can be enjoyed at any time of year. The hotter months of May and June, and the rainy season (June-September), when the capital experiences a downpour most afternoons may want to be avoided. Pollution is in maximum effect in the hot, dry season of spring, from late February to early May. Busy times include the MACO Contemporary Arts Festival (April), the Pride march (late June), the Cake Festival (August) and Fashion Week (October).
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Las Alcobas is a small luxury hotel located in Mexico City's fashionable Polanco district, offering contemporary and stylish guest rooms and suites, excellent personal service, modern amenities and two superb restaurants.
Las Alcobas is a sophisticated hotel that offers guests supreme comfort and a great location close to many of Mexico City's top restaurants, bars and boutiques in the city's most prestigious neighborhood.
Designed with great attention to detail and superb quality finishing by the renowned Yabu Pushelberg interior design group, Las Alcobas has 35 spacious guest rooms and suites that offer the most up-to-date amenities. Bathrooms are large and feature rainforest showers, separate bath tubs and top-of-the-range scented soaps and oils.
The hotel has two restaurants - Anatol, a fine-dining destination presided over by renowned chef Justin Ermini, and a cantina-style restaurant Dulce Patria, whose menu and cocktails are designed by the famous Martha Ortiz and evoke the rich colors and textures of Mexico.
Las Alcobas also has a signature Aurora spa which offers a wide range of treatments using indigenous Mayan ingredients. The customer service experience at the hotel is exceptional, from small details such as remembering your name to providing excellent advice on how to fulfil your time here. The hotel will be happy to arrange all kinds of cultural experiences within the city; the Auditorio Nacional and many of the Mexico city's finest museums are located close by.
Las Alcobas features 35 guest rooms, including three penthouse suites. All are beautifully appointed, with custom made rosewood furnishings and state of the art technology including 42-inch LCD TV, surround sound CD and DVD home theater systems. The bathrooms are oversized, with rain showers, spa soaking tubs and top-of-the-range toiletries. The rooms and suites vary in size from 400 to 1600 square feet.
Children over 7 years of age are welcome to come and stay at Las Alcobas, and babysitting can be arranged upon request. However, there are no other specific children's facilities or interconnecting rooms available at the hotel.
Las Alcobas offers a small Aurora spa, two restaurants, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, and a 24-hour fitness center.
Anatol Restaurants has a seasonal inspired menu. Dishes are small and numerous to give you a flavorsome experience with a touch of Italian. Dulce Patria is a traditional Mexican restaurant with a lively atmosphere and authentic Mexican dishes on the menu.
Aurora Spa is a stylish spa that incorporates the rich history and culture of Mexico. The well-appointed spa provides a relaxing environment and products are created from Mexico's most cherished resources and treatments are inspired by culinary and medicinal developments that originated in Mexico.
Las Alcobas is happy to organize cultural trips around Mexico City for their guests. The Polanco district is home to some of the city's top restaurants, bars, and clubs and also some of the most prolific museums.
Mexico City is the focus of Mexico’s political, cultural and economic life. The city provides an eclectic mix of modern glass and steel structures and the colonial architecture of the past. The city offers 75 museums and 10 archaeological zones. Mexico City’s historical center, designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO, encompasses more than 1,400 historic structures, including the Templo Mayor (Great Temple of the Aztecs), as well as private mansions and civic and religious buildings.
Karen Chapman (Staff)
Despite being one of the biggest cities in the world Mexico City is surprisingly short of good boutique hotels. In my view Las Alcobas stands head and shoulders above all the others. Admittedly it doesn't have a Mexican feel to it but it's ideal in every other way - the rooms are modern and stylish and feature the latest in technology. And the beds are amazingly comfortable! The service is extremely personalized and the staff do their utmost to make sure all guests are well looked after and all their needs are met. The hotel has two excellent restaurants and is in a great location in the stylish district of Polanco, perfect for shopping and dining out.
Sarah Lowe (Staff)
I was expecting very good things since Mark's visit after it had just opened and I have to say I wasn't disappointed. I now understand why they call the area the 'Bond Street' of Mexico City. Walk out the door to designer shops such as Gucci - I was in heaven! Having stayed in the noisy downtown area previously it was so nice to escape to a quieter and more exclusive neighborhood. Top restaurants just a short walk or drive away and if you don't feel like venturing too far then the award winning Dulce Patria restaurant is right at the hotel - simply stunning food and great atmosphere. For those inquisitive about Mexico's fascinating past, the Anthropology Museum (the must see of the museums if you have time) is just a 15 minute stroll away. The decor is perhaps more clinical than I like with the sleek use of rosewood and greys throughout (Mexico is such a vibrant and colorful country) however I felt it was the stand out of the smaller boutique hotels with superb service and attention to detail. The beds also need mention - seriously comfortable!
In a capital city now cluttered with western luxury hotel options from St. Regis to W Hotels and Four Seasons, Las Alcobas proves that not all luxury hotels need to come from outside conquerors. Located in the city's hip and yet-to-be tourist clogged Polanco neighborhood, the ever speedy Presidente Masaryk Avenue is quickly hushed through a thick glass-enclosed lobby lined in limestone walls and marble tile floors with sweeping wood architectural staircase rising above a cascading water fountain.
Check-in comes within a elegant parlor cocooned in creamy walls and carved-wood reception counter serviced by dreamy looking staff in dapper business suits. Decor mixes Mexico native woods in rounded edges of its Aztec past with minimalist dimensions and abstract pottery. The hotel is home to two eateries including the gourmet Barroco by Aguila y sol chef Marta Ortiz, a 50-seat high end Mexican restaurant with textured walls and seaside color scheme as well as Dulce Patria in a more causal yet stylish indoor/outdoor dining and lounge space.
We expected our room to be loud, walking from the elevator through a carpeted coyer with limestone walls and into a hallway lined in rich walnut paneling. All was still quiet. Heavy wood doors open to bright, airy design space lined in rosewood custom furnishings atop chocolate-colored hardwood floors with wood-tile carpeting in small seating areas outfitted in slip-covered chairs and L-shaped sections in upgraded guest rooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows of thick double-glass panels face a bustling but silent city scene with private patio or small gardens best enjoyed from super-comfortable beds wrapped in hypoallergenic white goose down comforters and pillows by Rivolta Carmigiani. Five fixture bathrooms include deep soaking whirlpool tubs and rain showers with bath amenities by exclusive Sco Care NYC. A boutique spa area offers just two treatment rooms with modest menu of massage and facials as well as an on-site fitness center.
Mark Beken (Staff)
Las Alcobas is one of the new boys on the scene in Mexico City, but in my view already the best all-round option for those who don't like large hotels. It is ideally located near some great restaurants and art galleries in Polanco, and is exciting architecturally as well, with a beautiful atrium and a spiral staircase. Sadly the restaurants hadn't opened when I stayed, but they have recruited one of the city's most talented chefs to head up the culinary side, and I have no doubt that eating here will be a major highlight. Quality shines through in everything here, and I'd have no hesitation recommending Las Alcobas.
After hours Frida Kahlo Museum
Visit the house & museum of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo on this private, after-hours tour, enjoying exclusive access to the gardens, bedroom and former studio of this cultural icon as your private guide tells stories of her tragic yet fascinating life.
Ballet Folklorico of Mexico
Showcasing Mexico's customs and traditions in a riot of color and dance, the Folkloric Ballet at the Palacio de Bellas Artes is a wonderful experience and captivates both a local and international audience with its twice weekly showings.
Chapultepec Park, Castle & Museums
The perfect escape from Mexico City's urban sprawl, Chapultepec Park is vast, with winding pathways, picturesque lakes and an impressive castle which dominates Chapultepec Hill. Numerous museums sit within the park and offer plenty to explore.
Exclusive Access to Templo Mayor Excavations
Discover the secrets that lay buried within Mexico City's Templo Mayor, a fascinating archaeological site which sits right next to the Zócalo. There are many treasures to be found and this tour will allow exclusive access to areas still being excavated.
Exclusive Xochicalco helicopter & horseriding expedition
This thrilling excursion by helicopter and horseback is exclusive to Scott Dunn and is the ultimate way to explore the ruins of Xochicalco, as well as the beautiful countryside which surrounds. We suggest going at the weekend to avoid the crowds.
Frida Kahlo Museum
Iconic artist Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul is a highlight of any Mexico City visit, and her lovely house is filled with art, crafts and mementos of her stormy relationship with husband Diego Rivera and the leftist intellectual circle they entertained here.
Cheer the good guys and boo the bad guys at this most quintessential of Mexican experiences - Lucha Libre. It's sheer pantomime, with loads of crowd participation and great fun for all ages. You can even buy a mask afterwards as a souvenir.
Mexico City Cookery Class & Market Experience
Savor mouthwatering treats on this culinary & cultural experience, taking in the markets of the artistic Zona Roma district and learning the tricks to creating authentic and delicious Mexican dishes. Sample fine mezcals, fresh tortillas and local spices.
Mexico City History of Chocolate
History and food are two huge highlights of a visit to Mexico; combine both on this tour, exploring the highlights of Mexico City's historical center before learning of the heritage of two of Mexico's most celebrated foods, mole and chocolate.
Mexico City's Emerging Design Scene
Visit top designer workshops and showrooms and admire the produce of Mexico City's cutting-edge jewelry, fashion, textiles and ceramic designers as the capital emerges at the forefront of the international design scene.
Mexico City's historic center
With a rich and diverse history, Mexico City's center offers a perfect introduction to the empires of the Aztecs and the Mayans as you explore the vibrant Zocalo and its surrounding palaces, museums and cathedrals.
Mexico City's Markets
An intrinsic part of daily life in Mexico, the city's markets are vibrant and dynamic, brimming with colorful foods, fresh spices, handcrafted piñatas, wrestling masks and flowers galore. Take in the bohemian Roma district and its lively local market.
Mexico City's Southern Neighbourhoods
Iconic artist Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul is a highlight of any Mexico City visit. Spend time here while visiting Coyoacan and San Angel, charming neighborhoods of cobbled streets, leafy squares and bustling markets.
Out-of-Hours Museum of Anthropology
Explore one of the World's largest collections of pre-Hispanic artifacts on this private, out-of-hours tour to Mexico's Anthropology Museum. Be humbled by the impressive Aztec Calendar and make the most of having this impressive place all to yourselves.
Scott Dunn Exclusive: Xochicalco by helicopter & Spa
An indulgent excursion, taking you to explore the archaeological site of Xochicalco by private helicopter before spoiling yourselves with a pampering spa treatment, utilising tequila & agave for that distinctly Mexican flavor. Exclusive to Scott Dunn.
Teotihuacán From Above & Below
Soak in fantastic bird's eye views of the pyramids of Teotihuacan as you float in your hot air balloon for an unforgettable experience, before exploring on foot with an archaeologist guide, visiting areas of the site still being excavated.
Tula Archaeological Zone
A day trip to Tula Archaeological Site rewards visitors with the impressive pyramid of Qutzalcoatl and the Toltec warrior statues that stand proud at the summit. Enjoy a full day trip to this fascinating site with a private guide.
Visit to Teotihuacan
Teotihuacan is among Mexico's most impressive ancient monuments, and this enigmatic Toltec (and later Aztec) ceremonial complex is just an hour from Mexico City. Get a insight into the awe-inspiring rituals of the Meso-Americans before the Spanish came.
Xochimilco Culinary Experience
Savor the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of Xochimilco, Mexico City's best garden market, before buying ingredients ferried in along an ancient system of canals and taking them back to a local family's house to learn a traditional recipe.
Wildlife of Baja California
Mexico City, La Paz, Loreto, Todos Santos & Los Cabos
from $9100 pp 12 nights
- Observe all of Baja's great 'whales' including blue whales, grey whales, humpback whales and whale sharks
- Includes a seven-night whale expedition with private bilingual naturalist National Geographic qualified guide
- Explore the Espiritu Santo Islands and snorkel with playful sea lions
Location & directions
Mexico City, Mexico City and Puebla, Mexico
Las Alcobas is located just steps away from the designer boutiques, restaurants, and nightclubs along Presidente Masaryk Avenue, in the Polanco District, Mexico City.
How to get there
11-hour 30-minute flight to Benito Juarez International Airport, Mexico City. Las Alcobas is just 45-minutes (20 KM) by car from the airport depending on traffic.